July/August 2013

Issue number: 138

In this issue

July/August 2013 issue • On sale from 27 June

In the summer issue of  Wanderlust we help you see more of the world – whatever your budget...

Travel More, Pay Less Special! The classic, must-do travel experiences – made cheaper. Plus expert advice on how you can have almost the same adventure but on a tighter budget

Road Trip Argentina: forget Route 66, for a classic journey behind the wheel it’s got to be the Ruta 40, all the fun but with a distinctly Latin flavour

Bali’s Wild West: discover Indonesia’s secret corner that even the locals don’t seem to know about

Iraq: Is this the safest country for travellers? We find out…

PLUS: Europe’s crowd-free islands, Mayan ruins in Mexico, great value trips to take now and much, much more..

Additional content

Read your magazine cover to cover but still want more? Then the Wanderlust website is here to help. Bursting with trip ideas, inspiration, travel-planning advice and more, the website is here to suit your every need.

Below are a selection of articles from our online archive, plus travel guides relating to the features in this issue of Wanderlust (July/August 2013).

Road trip Patagonia:

Wine and gauchos, Mendoza | Destinations

How to make the perfect empanadas | Blogs

10 things to do for free Buenos Aires | Inspire me 

Driving north-west Argentina | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's Argentina travel guide for more inspiration | Plan a trip

Bali's wild west:

Back to Banda Aceh | Destinations

West Indonesia: Bali and beyond | Destinations

Exploring Komodo National Park | Destinations

Traditional beliefs and a new dawn in Bali | Destinations

Wanderlust's Indonesia travel guide has more information | Plan a trip

Iraqi Kurdistan:

Cycling through Iraqi Kurdistan | Blogs

Dispatches: the other Iraq | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's Iraq travel guide to plan your own adventure | Plan a trip

West Frisians, Netherlands: 

An insider's guide to Amsterdam | Blogs

Skating around the Netherlands | Destinations

Take a look at Wanderlust's travel guide to the Netherlands for more trip ideas | Plan a trip

The Nile, Egypt:

5 reasons to visit Egypt now | Inspire me 

Travel Icon: the Nile | Destinations

Litterpicking along the Nile | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's Egypt travel guide and the Cruising the Nile guide for more information and inspiration | Plan a trip

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There's more on the Wanderlust website:

Find out how to get five issues of Wanderlust magazine for £5 here.

From rabid dogs to perfect first aid kits, Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth has all the travel health advice you need.

Don't miss interviews with your favourite travellers here.

Read blogs by Bradt Travel Guides founder Hilary Bradt here.

Want to travel somewhere new this spring but don't know where to go? Take a look at Wanderlust's Trip Finder to discover the perfect trip for you.

Join Wanderlust editors and industry insiders on a photography or writing trip this autumn | Wanderlust Journeys

Articles from this issue

Staying safe in the sun

Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth answers the ten key questions about staying safe while you’re having fun in the sun

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Photography tips: take positive pics

Forget moody portraits and brooding landscapes – celebrate the world’s wonders! Steve Davey helps you add some positivity to your photography

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Top 9 great value trips

These top trips offer incredible experiences for excellent prices

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Go now! Top trips for July

From sunny isles to midnight spectaculars, here's where to explore in July and August

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6 tips for surviving a night in the bush

If you get lost on the African plains, Rob Clifford's top tips will help keep you alive until dawn...

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12 travel classics vs budget options

Want to travel more but pay less? Here’s how to enjoy the world's 12 ultimate travel experiences for less – and the low cost alternatives...

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4 of the best travel apps

New technology has changed the way we travel – will these four travel apps make you want to embrace smart phones and tablets on the road?

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A holiday in Iraq? You bet...

The northern region of Kurdistan is 
not only safe, it’s scenically splendid, historically fascinating 
and fond of celebrations – to which you’re warmly invited...

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Bali's wild west

Rent a jeep for £6 a day, drive away from the crowds and discover a land rippled by rice terraces en route to the best wildlife-watching in South-East Asia

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Road trip Patagonia

2,300km. 13,000-year-old hands. Gauchos. Guanacos. Glaciers still growing. Estancias still shearing. Lakes. Peaks. And mile upon mile of epic emptiness... Welcome to Argentina’s wildest highway...

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West Frisian Islands: sculpted by the sea

The Dutch West Frisian Islands are ruled by mighty tides, which shape everything from their sandy shores to their maritime history. Explore by ferry and bike for a bargain offbeat adventure

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Short break: Lisbon, Portugal

Intriguing alleys, hill-top lookout points, vintage trams and tasty pastries; Sarah Baxter sets out to explore Portugal’s historic capital and finds a bargain European break...

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Cruise along the re-opened Nile route

The much-missed Nile route between Luxor and Cairo has finally reopened – and a long cruise via its ancient tombs and winding souks shows Middle Egypt is back

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